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Dignity Action Day Writing Competition

Following the incredible success of our Schools Writing Competition earlier this year, we’re excited to be launching next year’s competition and would like to invite all aspiring writers aged between 10 and 13 to take part in our Dignity Action Day Writing Competition for 2020.

The competition, which we’ve decided to turn into an annual event, aims to promote awareness of everyone’s right to dignity, and is timed to celebrate Dignity Action Day, a national event each February which highlights more respectful ways of behaving towards vulnerable people.

Beginning with an exciting Writing Workshop for all those who enter, all competition entries will be read by three locally recognised writers and editors, and trophies awarded to each of the top three entries and the 1st place winner’s school.

The winners and judges of the 2019 Pelham House competition

The standard of entry was high in this year’s competition and choosing the winners proved a difficult task for the judges. After much deliberation top honours were awarded to Lexi from Christ Church CEP Academy. In this extract from her heartfelt piece about the challenges in school for a child with Down’s Syndrome, Lexi wrote…

“Stepping inside, she stood and looked, everyone was staring and laughing again. Tears rolled down her cheeks one after another. She ran down the hall and back to her mother. Cuddling her, her mother said to her, “You are beautiful, you are amazing, never think that you are not.” That gave her dignity.”

We’re now very much  looking forward to our 2020 competition.

Closing date for registration to the competition is 11th January 2020. More information and full details of how to enter can be found on the Registration form below. Please register early so we can keep you posted on all the upcoming events and dates for the competition.


Should you require any further information please contact Desirée Gillard
at Pelham House:
Phone: 01303 252145 or email: